Post Digital Post Rock.

Last night Greg and I went to see Richard play in a pub in Sheffield. He was very very good. You should buy his album. But anyway. The third band who played were Vessels. Mogwai like. 6 guys. Drums, 4 guitars and a keyboard. I enjoyed them a lot. Very noisy, heavy heavy bass, no … Continue reading

The Face of Watson

So IBM Research have been building on Watson (a version of Deep Blue and Deep Thought) Deep Thought Deep Thought was a creation of IBM research and in 1989 it had won the Sixth World Computer Chess Championship before playing chess champion Gary Kasparov. Kasparov, considered by many to be the greatest chess mind ever, … Continue reading

Dead Island Trailer

Just seen this. you should too. Games are getting it, yes it looks a bit like a film. but you know it’s a zombie game. and so you now want to play it. but what’s amazing is the thought that had gone into the music the paleness of the Miami wall, the sun, the blood … Continue reading

“I am not a gun”

Ben Bashford (this is him) and I have been talking about what happens when these connected objects that we are building get sick. When batteries start to fade, they will get ill, they will starve, they will struggle to breath. Is this a problem? Today he posted the death scene from the Black Hole. I … Continue reading

Superman Classic

Stumbled across this lovely Fan Film by Rob Pratt. Superman like Captain America helps the US remember who they are, why they are, why they need to keep fighting, and their current re focus is interesting. The 1990’s saw Daredevil, Punisher, Sky Captain all took center stage, now is a time to re look at … Continue reading

Harmless Dissolve

Matt Jones from Berg recently posted about some Nike’s new Mayfly trainers that only last 10,000 miles. There was quite an angry reaction from the internets, Phil Gyford wrote this, that covers some interesting design points from Victor Papanek’s 1984 bookDesign for the Real World. It is interesting that we can’t quite get obsolesce right.  The balance … Continue reading

Tetris the board game

As we keep looking at making more digital games in a physical space I found this “In the game Tetris link, players battle to score the most points by linking colored Tetriminos, the iconic pieces playing Tetris, into an upright tower game while attempting to block competitors from linking their game pieces. The game will make … Continue reading

Talk like a person

“A conversational tone provides an opportunity for your site’s visitor to respond as if really being spoken to by another person. This receptive state of mind permits the reader to enter into a dialogue with the site and reinforces the feeling that the site is made by people and not machines.” I today stumbled on … Continue reading

We dont serve their kind

Sat here watching Star Wars for the hundredth time and as Obi One and Luke enter the cantina bar, the bar man refuses entry to C3P0 and R2D2. “we don’t serve their kind” Why, I always wonder. Droids in Star wars are a secondary class, slaves, translation devices, mechanical tools to keep ships flying in … Continue reading

Idents responding to voice

Proud Creative, working for Welsh broadcaster S4/C have created some of the most stunning videos I’ve posted on this site. I was immediately impressed by the “invisible patriotism” of the Welsh people that they captured in their earlier idents for them, and everyone was mesmerised by the infinite loop that filled S4/C’s on-air down time. Now though it’s … Continue reading